2017 US Open men’s singles betting preview


At the start of the year, Roger Federer hadn’t won a Grand Slam event since Wimbledon 2012, although the Swiss has more than made up things since then.

The 36-year-old rolled back the years to record victory in the Australian Open by beating Rafael Nadal in a brilliant final and he followed that up with a Wimbledon triumph which saw Federer sweep all before him.

Having skipped the clay court season, the man known as GOAT is unbeaten in Grand Slam competition this term and it’s no surprise to see him trading as 2.50 (6/4) favourite with Paddy Power to claim victory in the 2017 US Open.

Federer has been taking some time out to recover from a back injury although it’s thought this is nothing more than a precaution and his chances of victory have been boosted by two notable withdrawals.

Novak Djokovic has decided to hang his racquet up for the rest of the season citing an elbow injury, while Stan Wawrinka will also be absent at Flushing Meadows with a knee injury.

Federer is only third seed due to the world rankings, with Rafael Nadal installed as the top seed and the Spaniard is 3.75 (11/4) with BetVictor to claim a third US Open title after previously triumphing in 2010 and 2013.

Nadal was at his imperious best when winning the 2017 French Open and will be well supported on a hard court surface where he played some excellent tennis when reaching the final of the Australian Open.

The big market mover has been Alexander Zverev, a relatively unknown player from outside tennis circles although a talented operator who is surely destined to record Grand Slam titles aplenty in the coming years.

Unibet now go 9.00 (8/1) that the German caps off a memorable year by claiming a maiden Grand Slam in New York, having landed the recent Canadian Open by beating Federer in straight sets in the final.

Andy Murray has almost become the forgotten man in the build-up to this event, although the Brit can’t be discounted and Ladbrokes have 8.50 (15/2) that he ends the year on a high as he did last year when claiming the number one ranking.

At a bigger price, Marin Cilic has the potential to go well and Unibet offer a stand-out 21.00 (20/1) that the Croatian follows up that 2014 US Open victory with another triumph.

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